Drops of Ink

All the cast and crew members of the show “Puffs,” who performed live on Jan. 27-28 in the LHS Studio Theater, gather around to take a selfie with Mr. Thomas, the theater director. Sophomore Michael Harris, who played Cedric, felt a great sense of community within the cast and crew, despite being relatively new to theater. “Everyones just been super kind to me,” Harris said. “Theyve all just been super encouraging and helpful and its just [been a] fun experience.”

“We are not a threat. Please be our friends!” Freshman-sophomore play spoofs Harry Potter in “Puffs”

Sarah Wuh, Editor-in-chief January 30, 2023

On Jan. 27-28, the LHS theater department presented the 2023 freshman-sophomore play, “Puffs,” at 7:30 p.m. in the studio theater. The play was directed by theater and English teacher Mr. Christopher...

A crane towers over Cook Library, one of the many pieces of equipment used for the renovations.

Cook Memorial Library Renovates Outdated Windows

Jeffrey McLaren, Staff Member January 13, 2023

On Oct. 27, 2022, renovations began on the Fiction Room windows and electrical outlets of Cook Memorial Public Library in downtown Libertyville. The windows in the Fiction Room were leaving room for...

Students Advocate for Holiday on Diwali

Students Advocate for Holiday on Diwali

Jana Badawi, Staff Member January 13, 2023

  Students at Vernon Hills High School are speaking out to have District 128 recognize the Hindu festival Diwali as a holiday.  This would mean that Diwali would be recognized as a holiday...

Gwynne Shotwell, COO of SpaceX, struts into Libertyville High School. She is welcomed with a red carpet and the LHS drumline.

COO of SpaceX, Gwynne Shotwell, visits LHS

Iman Zahraa Patel, Online Editor January 10, 2023

On Thursday, Nov. 17, Libertyville High School students gathered together to welcome, and listen to a presentation showcased, by Gwynne Shotwell, the President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of SpaceX,...

Ms. Bethany Martin, who teaches freshman PE and drivers education, took a RAD class on her own and earned certification seven years ago at Oak Park River Forest High School. Here she demonstrates to students how to block an attack against them.

LHS Introduces New Self-Defense Class

Zahraa Patel, Online Editor December 2, 2022

RAD — which stands for Rape, Aggression, and Defense — is a nationally recognized program all about teaching students basic self-defense to create a safer future for everyone. This program is now taught...

New Restaurants Bring Distinct Food Experiences

New Restaurants Bring Distinct Food Experiences

Sophia Jackman, Staff Member December 2, 2022

During 2022, several new restaurants opened for business in Libertyville. Two of the new restaurants are The Parched Pug and Harbor Kitchen and Tap. Both of these restaurants make great teenage...

The largest difference between the ADA accessible kitchen and the other five is the placement of the microwave. Placing the microwave in the cabinets makes it accessible to use for students who have difficulty standing or reaching above their head.

The New Foods Rooms Bring a Sense of Home to Cooking

Grace Jackman, Staff Member October 31, 2022

It’s Oct. 2022 and the LHS Foods classrooms 140 and 141 are finally renovated after necessary updates and improvements. The Foods classrooms are ready for the Foods class students to start creating dishes...

Seniors Carolina Chaves (left) and Sofia Nunes (right) display a heart with the flags of Spanish speaking countries, which The Latin American Student Organization (LASO) club used to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

New club creates safe space for Latin American voices

Sarah Wuh, Editor-in-chief October 28, 2022

The brand new Latin American Student Organization (LASO) club is up and running. Meetings, which are supervised by school counselor Ms. Adriana Espinoza, Spanish teacher Mr. Avila-Miranda and Spanish teacher...

A damaged construction sawhorse warns pedestrians to be careful. Before curbs are replaced, and even during construction, curbs can present hazards for people in wheel chairs or the elderly.

Milwaukee avenue road construction is underway

Eva Fahrenkrog, Features Editor October 28, 2022

These last two months, everyone has been dealing with the headache that is Milwaukee Avenue’s downtown construction. Whether you’re headed to work, school, or beyond the Libertyville area, there’s...

“I am so excited! The weather is perfect, and our school spirit is just off the charts,” Dr. Koulentes said while leaning against the car he drove in the parade.

The Parade to Home

Jeffrey McLaren, Staff Member October 3, 2022

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